Monthly Archives: October, 2011

Heather Hummel–Whispers from the Heart

♥♥♥♥♥ You Gotta Read This Book ♥♥♥♥♥

I have to admit that I was a little thrown when I started reading Heather Hummel’s Whispers from the Heart. Maybe it was because on my Nook I didn’t have the beautiful cover that you now see. (I don’t know what happened with that, but something didn’t come through right.) Or maybe it was the shades of Sleeping with the Enemy that seemed to confuse me.

Madison Ragnar, a ninth grade English teacher, runs from Colorado to Virginia to escape her boyfriend Rick and the abusive relationship. Though I didn’t consider Rick to be much more than neglectful, I think maybe there are some things that Heather knows about her characters that she just hinted at to us. The main thing in fiction and truth is that Madison *felt* that she was in a self-destructive relationship and needed to get out. And she does, fleeing with what she can fit into her car and never looking back again. But always looking over her shoulder.

See, Rick said he would always find her, and Madison was continually afraid, though not always able to admit it, that Rick would follow her.

Now, that’s all I’m going to say about the story line because I don’t want to spoil it. I will tell you this–there’s a time in the book where pre-conceived notions fall away and the unexpected steps up, making this book unusual and charming. There are poignant lessons to be learned from Whispers from the Heart. Something to be said for the ties that connect us to each other regardless of distance or the fact that we may not know each other or even know that these ties exist. And that’s what makes this book so special and definitely earns it the title of “gotta read”.

Heather Hummel is the author of the Journals from the Heart Series. She is an award winning author and celebrity ghostwriter. Her published works include:
Journals from the Heart SeriesWhispers from the Heart (2011 eBook) and Write from the Heart (2011 eBook)
Nonfiction: GO BIKE & Other Signs from the Universe (2011 eBook) and  Gracefully: Looking and Being Your Best at Any Age (McGraw Hill, 2008), – Merit Award of the 2009 Mature Media Awards,

Heather’s books have appeared in newspapers such as: Publishers Weekly, USA Today and the Washington Post; and in magazines that include: Body & Soul, First, and Spry Living, a combined circulation of nearly 15 million. Visit Heather’s website at

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